5 Modern Home-Use Gadgets About Which You Should Know

There’s no stopping technology. The longer the human race exists on this planet, the more we innovate. This tech can help us in many different areas and make our lives better.

You can use some tech while out and about in the world, and you can install other home gadgets that 

you should also find useful. Let’s look at some technology examples you may wish to consider installing in your house or apartment today.

Waterflow Detection Devices

You might want to look into some water-monitoring equipment if you live somewhere that gets heavy seasonal rainfall. Parts of the Midwest, Northwest, and the East Coast get heavy rains during the spring and fall seasons, and you have to cope with that as a homeowner. You might wish to monitor potential leaks:

  • In your basement
  • In your attic or crawlspace  

Old homes with leaky foundations and those with older roofs can sometimes accumulate standing water during big storms. You can now install smart water flow detection devices anywhere you know there’s a leak possibility.

The sensor lets your smartphone know whenever water touches the device. When that happens, you’ll know it’s time to call a plumber or use the shop vac.

Electronic Door Locks

Electronic door locks are another potential home upgrade that many individuals enjoy these days. Right now, maybe you have to carry your keys to open your front door, side door, etc. However, if you install electronic door locks:

  • You no longer need to bring your keys with you
  • You can unlock the door using either your phone or a numerical combination  

This seems like a significant upgrade, but these electronic door lock systems cost only a couple of hundred dollars, if that. Once you install one, you can tap in the numerical combination when you approach the door, and it opens. That means no more key misplacement.

You can use your smartphone to open the door if you’re out of town and have a neighbor watching the cat or watering the plants. They can text you, and when you trigger the door unlock sequence. You can do that even from across the country.

Security Cameras

In the past, home security cameras didn’t work for everyone because you had to hardwire them. That meant hiring an electrician at a prohibitive cost.

You can get cameras now for a couple of hundred dollars or less that need no hardwiring. Amazon has popular ones, like the Blink or Arlo systems.

You drill a hole in the siding, wood, or brick next to your doors or other ingress and egress methods. Then, you install the camera, which connects to an inconspicuous inside hub.

You can monitor outside movement with these motion-triggered cameras. You can adjust their sensitivity, so you only pick up passing people and not birds or squirrels.

If you ever do get home invaders or prowlers, the camera will pick them up. You can show the cops that footage if necessary, and it makes it more likely they’ll catch the criminals.

Motion-Activated Lights

You can also set up motion-activated security lights. You can have these along with security cameras, or you can get just the lights if you don’t have camera money right now.

Some of these lights cost as little as $30 or less on Amazon at the moment. If you don’t have a garage and you park your car in the driveway, a simple motion-activated security light can scare away potential carjackers.

Electronic Window Sensors

Electronic window sensors are another excellent homeowner security measure. Maybe you live in a not-so-great area, and you want to monitor your ground-level windows when you leave for work or go to sleep.

You can get electronic window sensors very cheaply. They look like small oblong boxes. You put one on the window, and you affix the other to the sill next to it.

You monitor them on your smartphone. When you line them up together, the phone tells you that. If someone slides the window open, the connection breaks.

The phone sends you an alert. You can lock the window, but if someone breaks it and forces it open, your phone will tell you there’s an intruder.

You can get ones that make noise or silent ones. In either case, if this happens when you’re upstairs asleep, it will rouse you, and you can call the police or arm yourself.

This sort of tech is great for safety and security and will make your home life better.


This AI-powered Oral-B Toothbrush Can Tell You What Teeth You Have Missed

Oral-B’s Genius X toothbrush uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to tell users more about their brushing habits and if they have missed any teeth. The prototype was recently showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. While the pricing wasn’t revealed, Oral-B GeniusX toothbrush will be up for grabs September 2019 onwards.

The underlying AI integration enables tracking to keep users aware of their brushing habits including what areas they cover or neglect in their mouth. It also offerspersonalised feedback via the Oral-B app. The companion app is available to download for both Android and iOS users. The feedback includes the right amount of time and pressure, based on your habits.

How exactly it works

The Oral-B Genius X uses gyroscope and accelerometer to detect subtle changes in the toothbrush’s location. There are three key features of Oral-B Genius X toothbrush: Position Detection, Pressure Control and Personalised Coaching.

‘Position Detection’ feature makes sure you cover every area, every time whereas ‘Position Control’ gives you a warning when you are using too much pressure. Oral-B Genius X provides users with a personalised brushing score at the end of each brushing session.

“Every patient is unique, that is why we are looking for solutions that adapt to the individual. Oral-B gives patients an excellent and personalized brushing experience, without having to change the way they brush to achieve their best oral health result. This makes it a real breakthrough,” said Prof. Dr. Ralf Rössler from the University for Digital Technologies in Dentistry & Medicine in Luxembourg.

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Razer Phone 2 Specification | Price | Features |

Razer is introducing a new flagship smartphone, the Razer Phone 2, that’s meant to establish a foothold in the new gaming phone market. I had the chance to spend some time with Razer’s new flagship and found the new phone looks nearly identical to the first, but it has a new aluminium frame that has gone through a complete structural revamp. The Razer Phone 2 is meant to be a gaming phone, so there have also been relevant improvements made to the screen and audio, but also helpful additions that weren’t in the phone last year, like waterproofing.

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The Razer Phone 2 sport a 120 Hz display and 4000 MAH Battery

the Razer Phone 2 has the same 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but it comes with the newer, more powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset. Razer has also paired it with better thermals to provide the best possible performance. Using a “vapour chamber” cooling system, benchmarks report better results on the Razer Phone 2 compared to even the OnePlus 6.

Razer Cortex, a popular part of Razer’s software portfolio on PC, is coming to the Razer Phone 2. This gives users recommendations for games that are optimized for the phone and that are also recommended based on their tastes. It even lets gamers share recommendations with one another. Razer also mentioned that it has been working with the developers of PUBG Mobile to optimize the Razer Phone 2 for that hit game

Razer Phone 2 Full Specification

Razer Phone 2 sports a 5.72-inch IGZO LCD display with a resolution of QHD (1440×2560 pixels). The display features a 120Hz refresh rate with UltraMotion technology. The display is shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Razer Phone 2 is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU and includes Vapor Chamber Cooling. With respect to the RAM and storage, there is 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of internal storage (supports expandable storage up to 1TB).

With respect to the cameras, there is a dual rear setup- 12-megapixel with f/1.75 aperture and OIS + 12-megapixel lens with a f/2.6 aperture in Razer Phone 2. The selfie camera is an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture. in Razer Phone 2 there are dual front-firing stereo speakers with dual amplifiers, Dolby Atmos and 24-bit Dac Audio Adapter.

Razer Phone 2 is backed by a 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+ and supports wireless charging technology. Razer Phone 2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and is IP67 water resistant.

Razer Phone 2 Price 

As far as pricing is concerned, the Razer Phone 2 is $799

Razer Phone 2 Price in India

Razer Phone 2 Price in India roughly is Rs. 59,500

Sources:- Times Now

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Moto Z3 Launched With Snapdragon 835 Chipset | Moto Z3 Specification | Moto Z3 Price | Moto Z3 Release Date

Moto Z3 Launched With Snapdragon 835 Chipset, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras

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Motorola has finally announced the Moto Z3 with Moto Mods support at an event in Chicago on Thursday. The Moto Z3 is the souped-up version of the previously announced Z3 Play. Both the Moto Z3 and the Moto Z3 Play are the same in almost all aspects, apart from processor and camera departments. The Moto Z3, as said is an upgraded version of the Moto Z3 Play,

Moto Z3 Price

Hence comes with a better hardware and camera setup. As for now, the Moto Z3 will be available only in the US for a price of $480, which roughly translates to Rs 33,000 approx.

Moto Z3 Specification Features

The Moto Z3 will serve as Motorola’s flagship phone so it is fair to assume it will house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset found on most 2018 flagship phones. The display is said to be 6.3-inches tall and surprisingly, without a notch. The display will most likely bear the 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080×2160 Full HD+. Unlike the Moto Z2 Force, the Moto Z3 may not sport a shatterproof design, but it will definitely come with support for Moto Mods that can be attached to its back using the pogo pins seen on the Moto Z series phones.

Read More:- Samsung is Going to Release ‘Unbreakable’, Foldable Phone Screen Panel

In terms of optics, the Moto Z3 is expected to house a dual 12-megapixel setup at the back, again a common sight these days. At the front, the Moto Z3 may make use of an 8-megapixel camera.

Although details about the phone’s battery are not known, it is fair to presume that the device will pack a sizeable power source. It is also expected to support QuickCharge 4.0.

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In terms of variants, the Moto Z3 is expected to be available in 4GB/6GB RAM options with corresponding 64GB/128GB storage.

According to a TENAA listing, the Motorola One runs Android 8.1 Oreo and will sport a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) TFT panel with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an unnamed octa-core SoC clocked between 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz, coupled with 3GB/ 4GB/ 6GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB of onboard storage. Storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

In terms of optics, the Motorola One bears a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, there will be a 12-megapixel selfie camera. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, and USB. Sensors on the smartphone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. The phone measures 155.8×75.9×8.9mm and weigh 170 grams. The battery on the Motorola One is capped at 2,820mAh. As per the listing, the smartphone will arrive in Black, Gold, and Silver colour variants. Additionally, it appears to sport a glass back design compared to the metal back on the Motorola One Power.

Moto Z3 Release Date

The Moto Z3 (released kind of) is currently available only in the US and there are no words if the smartphone will hit the Indian market or not.

The Motorola One Power also had made its way to certification portal TENAA in China. As per another listing on the Chinese certification website, the Motorola One Power will run Android 8.1 Oreo and sport a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with a 1080×2246 pixels resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The listing does not show a display notch on the smartphone, however previous renders have pointed towards the presence of one. The phone is powered by an octa-core SoC clocked at 1.8GHz, possibly the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. This is coupled with 3GB/ 4GB/ 6GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB of onboard storage. Storage will be expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Sources:- NDTV

Motorola Moto Z3 specifications (expected)

  • 6-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,160×1,080-pixel resolution
  • Dual 12-megapixel rear cameras
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle 84-degree lens
  • 2.35 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 64GB of internal storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB-C jack
  • No headphone jack, but dongle converter included in the box
  • 3,000-mAh battery (plus 2,000 mAh more on the 5G Moto Mod)
  • 15-watt TurboPower charger
  • Snapdragon X50 modem (to help connect to the 5G network)
  • Google Lens integrated into the camera
  • 5G Moto Mod compatibility (eventually)
Samsung on track to release 'unbreakable', foldable phone screen

Samsung is Going to Release ‘Unbreakable’, Foldable Phone Screen Panel

Future Samsung phones could come with flexible and ‘unbreakable’ screens, paving the way for the first truly foldable handsets.

According to a report by CNET, the South Korean electronics giant confirmed, on Wednesday, that it recently developed a phone panel which has even received certification from Underwriters Laboratories. This means that Samsung is ready to start shipping the panel in actual devices to consumers.

Samsung on track to release 'unbreakable', foldable phone screen

Samsung says that the flexible OLED panel consists of an unbreakable substrate with an overlapping window attached to it, Samsung said. It also claims that the panel is unbreakable, unlike other current commercially available flexible displays which break when subjected to extreme impact.

The panel is expected to have applications in non-phone segments such as automobiles, gaming, defence and more.

Samsung’s innovation comes at a time when it is getting harder for consumers to differentiate between various smartphones and their recurring features. They are now choosing to stick to their existing models instead of regularly upgrading them, leading to an eventual slowdown in smartphone demand.

Samsung on track to release 'unbreakable', foldable phone screen

In a statement, a spokesperson for Samsung Display Company Hojung Kim said that the hardened plastic window is additionally well-suited for portable devices due to the fact that it is lightweight and transmissive, making it quite similar to glass.

He added that the display passed demanding durability tests which included being consecutively dropped from four feet high 26 times. The phone continued to work normally while suffering zero damage to its body.

Most of Samsung’s flagship phones now have curved displays, paving the way for foldable phones. The closest to a foldable phone currently is ZTE’s 2017 Axon M, which has two screens connected by a hinge that can be folded out into a tablet. Samsung’s future devices will have one hinge-less OLED screen which can literally fold.

Samsung on track to release 'unbreakable', foldable phone screen

Samsung’s only competition in this innovation is Huawei, which is also currently working on a foldable screen design. Samsung Mobile president DJ Koh had previously told reporters to expect a folding phone by this year itself.

Sources:- MoneyControl


Vivo Nex Review | Vivo Nex Price | Vivo Nex Specification

Vivo Nex S and Nex A are expected to debut in India on July 19. Vivo on Wednesday sent a ‘Block Your Date’ invite to media to hint at the new development. Both new Vivo smartphones were unveiled earlier this month with a pop-up selfie camera and went on sale in China last week.

The presence of the pop-up camera system also brings a top-end 91.24 % screen-to-body ratio. The camera system elevates from the body using a spring-loaded motor, as detailed in a recent teardown. The smartphones also include a Jovi AI assistant and come with as much as 256GB of onboard storage.


As per the official invite, it is confirmed that Vivo is expanding its Nex brand to India. It is, however, unclear whether the Chinese company is launching both Nex models or any of them. Also, the India price and availability of the new offering haven’t been revealed yet.

Vivo Nex S, Nex A price

Having said that, the Vivo Nex A price in China is set at CNY 3,898 (roughly Rs. 40,400) for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration, while the Vivo Nex S with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is available at CNY 4,498 (roughly Rs. 47,000). The 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version of the Nex S, on the other hand, is priced at CNY 4,998 (roughly Rs. 52,000). The smartphones come in Black and Red colour options, whereas the 256GB storage variant comes in only Black colour option.

Vivo Nex S, Nex A specifications

The USP of both Vivo Nex S and Vivo Nex A is undoubtedly the pop-up camera system that includes an 8-megapixel image sensor. Both also feature a 6.59-inch full-HD+ (1080×2316 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio and run FuntouchOS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Similarly, the two new Vivo models have a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel IMX363 primary sensor and four-axis OIS and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The smartphones come with connectivity options such as 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB 2.0 port and pack a 4000mAh battery.

Read More:- Red Hydrogen One Holographic Specs | The First Holographic Smartphone

On the part of differences, the dual-SIM (Nano) Vivo Nex S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 8GB of RAM. It comes with 128GB and 256GB of onboard storage options. Besides, the handset measures 162x77x7.98mm.

The dual-SIM (Nano) Vivo Nex A, on the other hand, includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM. Lastly, it has 128GB of onboard storage.


Huawei P20 Pro Price in India | huawei P20 Pro Review | Specification

Huawei P20 Pro Short Review

The Huawei P20 Pro mobile features a 6.1″ (15.49 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2240 pixels and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. The Huawei P20 Pro smartphone is powered by Octa-core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM.

Huawei P20 Pro Camera

The HUAWEI P20 Pro is once again leading the way with the revolutionary Leica Triple Camera, where aesthetic vision meets an advanced camera system that shines a light on intelligent photography.

The HUAWEI P20 Pro pushes the boundaries of creative mobile photography. Inspired by the kinetics of light and precision-engineered to capture detailed, rich, atmospheric images any time of day or night.

Huawei P20 Pro Full View Display

The all-new HUAWEI FullView Display is 6.1 inches* OLED display, delivering a superior colour gamut for our best screen. The edgeless fingerprint sensor with smart navigation instead of the virtual bar can offer an additional informative area.

LAUNCHAnnounced2018, March
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2018, April 6th
BODYDimensions155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm (6.10 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
Weight180 g (6.35 oz)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP67 certified – dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
DISPLAYTypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.1 inches, 93.8 cm2 (~81.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Huawei P20 Pro Resolution1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
– EMUI 8.1
PLATFORMHuawei P20 Pro OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 970
CPUOcta-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
Huawei P20 Pro GPUMali-G72 MP12
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal128 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERAHuawei P20 Pro Primary cameraTriple: 40 MP (f/1.8, 1/1.7″, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.6) + 8 MP (f/2.4), Leica optics, 3x optical zoom, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Huawei P20 Pro Video2160p@30fps, 1080p, 720p@960fps
Huawei P20 Pro Selfie camera24 MP, autofocus, f/2.0, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackNo
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD
Infrared portYes
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
– Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)
– XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
MISCColorsTwilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold
Huawei P20 Pro PriceAbout 900 EUR

For graphical performance that can make games run smoothly, this phone has got a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU

Huawei P20 Pro Price in India

Huawei P20 Pro Price in India (2018, April 4th) is Rs. 63990

Huawei P20 Pro Camera Test

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Oppo R15 Specifications | Oppo R15 Price in India | Oppo R15 Mobile

Oppo R15 Specifications | Oppo R15 Price in India | Oppo R15 Mobile:

Oppo might be preparing to release the oppo R15 by the end of the month. It will succeed the Oppo R11 and is likely to be priced under €400 and Price in India Rs. 36,020/- approx.

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Oppo R15 Specifications

A TENAA certification of the Oppo R15 revealed that the phone will have a 6.28-inch 2280x1080px display of the uncharacteristic 19:9 aspect ratio with thin bezels and a notch up top.

Oppo R15 Price in India

The Oppo R15 will launch with Android 8.1 Oreo, up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage, a 20MP front-facing camera, 16MP+5MP dual camera and a 3,365mAh battery.

The Oppo R15 is also expected to be accompanied by a Plus and Dream Mirror versions.

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We know very little of the former and latter. The latest leak points to the Dream Mirror having a mirror finish and two colour options – White and Blue.

Oppo R15 Mobile

The vanilla Oppo R15 is slated to be available in Red and Black and White.

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Meanwhile, another leaked 30-second official video on YouTube reveals that Oppo R15 will feature a bezel-less display and the handset will come in Red and Black colour variants. Also as per a GSMArena report, the Oppo R15 is expected to sport a 6.28-inch (1080×2280) display with 19:9 aspect ratio with thin bezels. Notably, the OnePlus 6 is also set to sport a 19:9 display as per rumours, further corroborating the speculation that the OnePlus 6 and Oppo R15 will have very similar designs.


LG Shows off World’s Biggest TV 88-Inch 8K Resolution Display TV, Expected To Be At Showcased At CES 2018

LG Electronic the South Korean multinational electronics company is ready to showcase world’s biggest tv 88-inch 8K OLED display TV at upcoming CES 2018.

According to a report on Engadget, it is the highest resolution TV manufactured yet and more details including price and specs are expected to be revealed at the CES 2018

The previous highest resolution TV was a 77-inch 4K display TV manufactured by LG. It is priced at $22,000. The 4K resolution TV was offered by LG, Sony, Panasonic but all other companies sourced the display from LG.

The LG recently got an approval from the South Korean trade ministry to build a new organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel production facility in China. The company earlier announced that it will invest in large-sized OLED production in Guangzhou, China.

Samsung is focusing on QLED technology. The company recently launched world’s biggest QLED curved monitor for gaming enthusiasts in India. The monitor is priced at Rs 1,50,000.


SimyBall – this game controller helps you alleviate stress by playing games

The Viennese start-up SimyLife has developed a game controller called SimyBall that helps you handle stress and enhance your concentration by playing games. When you hold it in your hand, the ball’s integrated sensors provide you with colour-coded feedback on your personal stress level in a matter of seconds. Based on the recorded vital signs such as your pulse, skin conductance (skin resistance) and temperature, the additional software suggests games that help you come down. To relax you can make guided concentration and breathing exercises, play mental strength training games and interact with a digital coach.

The SimyGames (specially designed gaming apps) are controlled by the SimyBall using movement interactions and play buttons. The vital statistics recorded during use are integrated into a personalized and fascinating gaming experience and determine the user’s success.

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The software is running on smartphones, tablets, and PCs so you can play anywhere you want, even in the office. This might be the coolest solution to alleviate stress and prevent burnout. It only takes a short amount of time, around 5-10 minutes, to complete a game and relax. If you are overworked or have just come out of a stressful meeting at work, the SimyBall enables you to enhance your performance and concentration within minutes.

This approach of stress self-awareness and quick relaxation through gaming, has a strong appeal especially to tech fans, because of its playful gadgetry nature.

The SimyBall system (made and designed in Austria)

The SimyBall is a mobile game controller and biofeedback device in one. It improves the user’s perception of their body’s reaction to stress. The user learns to identify how much stress has an activating function and how much is too much.

A Kickstarter campaign for the product has been launched on November 14th, finding over 80 supporters within hours.